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American Movie 19 Nov 99

A funny and inspiring documentary about a filmmaker as far as Hollywood as one can metaphorically get. Not in his tastes -- he seems to want to make a long series of horror films -- but in his belief that he's here to make films, not big bucks and nice cars and good parking spaces on the lot. A refreshing look at the nature of why try to do what we do. A

I can remember a time when where we went to the movies was just as important as the movies we went to see .... From the moment moviegoers arrived to buy their tickets, there was a sense of something special, a feeling that to step inside was to enter another time and place. - Gene Kelly